Trafficker on the Run

Eight traffickers have been arrested so far this year because of the efforts of our amazing partners Tiny Hands Nepal and 3 Angels Nepal. Each trafficker that is arrested, means more women and girls could be prevented from being trafficked. This is dangerous work but it is important in the fight against trafficking. Our partners have a close working relationship with local police and authorities and they all work together to intercept and rescue girls from trafficking as well as track down and arrest traffickers, just like in Hira’s case below. 

Hira’s (name changed) family was poor so her parents married her at the age of 15. After two years, she had two children. When her husband stopped working, she began to face problems paying her children’s tuition. Her situation worsened when her husband became an alcoholic. She took her children to her parents’ house and left to work in Dubai through Nepali legal channels.

The money she earned overseas was sent to her parents who helped her build a house and send her children to school. After three years of working, she returned home. When she was ready to travel abroad to find work again, she met an agent who promised to send her to Oman for a high-paying job. This time, however, the agent instructed that she had to go through India, which is an unsafe and illegal way to travel abroad. Since the agent had promised to send her for free, she did not hesitate to go through India.

While our partners at the border were doing their routine checking of the buses travelling to India, they found three women in the bus all having the same story – that they were going to New Delhi International Airport. This information was enough for the staff to be sure of their vulnerability. When Hira showed the picture of the man whom she claimed to be her brother, and who organised the job and transport, the police quickly recognised that the person had been involved in several crimes earlier.

The police did not permit the three women to cross the border. Their relatives were called and after explaining their sure chance of being trafficked, none of them were willing to go to New Delhi. The man in Hira’s picture was discovered to have ran away from the village and is now on the police search list.

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False Job Overseas

With the pretext of a better job opportunity in Israel, Yoona (name changed) was being lured by a pimp. She was asked to take out a loan of Rs. ten lakh (USD 8,500) from a local cooperative. However, there is no legal provision for foreign employment in Israel for Nepalese women.




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Lies, Tricks, and False Promises

Twelve Nepali girls were being trafficked to India with false promise of jobs. When all of these girls were intercepted and investigated about their travel plans, it was found that they were all tricked for fake job offers. They were falsely told that they would be performing dances in events and programs of rich people in India for which they would be receiving money.




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Timely Interception

Tanuja (name changed for protection and privacy), 19, lost her father when she was younger. Before her father died, he took a loan from the bank to build them a house. However, they were left with a huge financial burden after her father died, and without any other source of income. Things got worse when her uncle cheated them and transferred the ownership of the house under his name, and Tanuja and her mom where forced out of the house.




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Team Intercepts Three Females at Border

Recently, three female victims, Sakshi* (18), Maya* (21), and Bimala* (17), were intercepted by our team as they attempted to cross the border into India. These three women had been working as servers at a guesthouse in South Asia.




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Six Girls Intercepted, Trafficker Convicted

Six young girls, all appearing nervous and restless, were found in a cart about to cross the border. Seeing several red flags on their travel plans, they were taken aside for further inquiry.




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Pimped by Her Cousin

Maya (name changed for protection and privacy) is 23 and works in a hotel as a cleaner. Things were going well for her until a fateful encounter with her cousin.